Most of the stuff I've done requires a yoga mat, a set of lighter and heavier weights (I have 5 lbs. and 2 lbs.), and a yoga ball. Others I've seen need a medicine ball, a stepper or kettlebells. I've seen something about a pullup challenge, and I'm guessing that requires a pullup bar or something, but I'm not entirely sure. My mat was $15, my weights were on sale for about $14 for a pair, and my ball was a packaged thing that was about $20, all at Target. I needed them stat, but I'm sure they can be found cheaper.
I've lost almost 4 lbs. in the last week :)
And over 5 inches!
Seriously craving chocolate like I am? Check out the Pistachio Bark recipe, super tasty!!!
I don't believe in weighing yourself everyday, so I do it weekly. I did do a sneak weigh in after 2 days and I had already lost a pound, but that could have been water weight. The best way to weigh yourself is once a week, on the same day, at the same time. I typically do it on Tuesday mornings before I shower for work.
I just went to the store and got some Ignite friendly ingredients. Someone mentioned in a previous question I asked that there is such thing as stevia soda and it was confirmed that stevia is ok on Ignite. I got Truvia (and coconut creamer because I WILL have tasty coffee tomorrow) and Zevia soda. Both have the ingredient erythritol. Erythritol isn't listed as a sneaky sugar or artficial sweetener, but is it Ignite friendly?
So far I've had Qdoba and Jimmy Johns and I've been able to stick with Ignite. At Qdoba we're allowed either black or pinto beans, pulled pork, the ranchera sauce, most of the salsas, and guacamole. I had an unwich at Jimmy Johns that was lettuce wrapped with no cheese or mayo. Just pay attention to what's in the food and look on the restaurants website before you go to see if they provide nutritional and ingredient info.
I'm new to the workouts but I really liked Luc 180.
Answering my own question if anyone else in Milwaukee is doing Ignite: Trader Joes by Bayshore (or in Madison), Outpost on KK in Bayview, any Woodman's, or Whole Foods by Columbia St. Mary's/UWM. I do not recommend Pick n' Save, as it took 2 hours to find many of the ingredients for Ignite meals with very little luck.
Plus, it's the first time I'm losing weight for me. It's not for my parents, it's not to impress boys, it's not for my wedding, it's for me.
Diet Pepsi, chocolate, anything sweet. I'm craving sauces and cheese too. I'm from Wisconsin, no dairy is practically like breaking a law here. No parm on spaghetti, no mayo on my unwich, no creamer in my coffee...I can't wait until the balance phase.
Love the friends don't let friends eat peanut butter labelled "low fat". The same goes for cheese! If you really need it, it the real thing!
Skip the bun. Load up on veggies at meal time. Use olive oil instead of vegetable oil or butter. Stay away from words on menus like creamy or glazed. All great things I heard watching the Ignite info videos! I'm really missing my creamy though...
Thanks for the advice! I have the unsweetened vanilla almond Silk, but it made my coffee taste awful. I've been doing some research and I'm going to see what my options are. I hate the thought of losing my morning coffee :(
Ugh, I'm having a terrible time with it. I'm pseudo-igniting right now. I don't have the shakes yet and I'm going on vacation in the middle. I'm going to re-Ignite when we get back. But as of right now, I'm cutting it to 1-2 cans of Diet Pepsi a day right now. I'm trying to choke down a La Croix lime flavored sparkling water and I just can't do it. I hate the taste of carbonated water :(
I need to know if Stevia is ok on Ignite. If it is, I'm totally searching for those sodas!